Re: Sporting News Picks Pats for SB
posted at 6/10/2011 7:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sporting News Picks Pats for SB
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sporting News Picks Pats for SB : Absolutely Bubba... Think when we lost to Balt in rd 1 of the playoffs 2 years ago, and by the 2nd quarter, it was written again and again that the Gillete crowd was just booing the cr#p outta the team, and by halftime/very early 3rd qtr people were streaming outta the exits (I even recall when we were disgusted about it here, 1 poster saying something like, How IF they're gonna pay so much for playoff tix, d#mn right they're gonna boo, if NE's not winning). And it's not like we can take it back, wish it back, simply want it back, or in any way, Will it back...B/c it doesn't work like that. Once those expectations are raised to such an extreme height w/ the extreme pressures involved, Always, & For Every Game, Every Drive, etc., And for whatever requisite amount of lengthy time that it HAS happened (a decade +, 3 SB's something like 19 playoff games in total under Brady & BB, etc, #1 AFC East winner every year minus 1 I believe when we actually had the same record as Miami in '08 when they got the schedule tie-breaker), It simply CanNOT be undone... Unless you're gonna lose for not 1, not 2, but at the bare minimum 3 straight years. And wad'dya have to do IF you're a good team year in & year out, with a good QB, good Owner, good Coach...?- actually TRY to lose, in order to take the extreme weight of success off your shoulders?
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I lived in the Bay Area during the Montana/Walsh era. The fan's response when the Niners lost was similar to what you described above but worse, usually calling for Montana's head whenever they had to punt (and the Niners also had a series of playoff losses with Montana). I'm guessing those fans would now be quite happly watch the Niners lose first round playoff games (I know Texan fans would be).
To Babe - be careful what you wish for, you might just get it (and you'll be like current Niner fans, wondering if the team will ever be good again).